LT0-9 to open extension office in Ecozone PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 17 August 2016 13:56

By ALLEN ABASTILLAS

The Land Transportation Office -9 and the Zamboanga Ecozone are currently drafting a Memorandum of Agreement for the establishment of an LTO-9 extension office in the Ecozone.

LTO-9 Director Aminola P. Abaton said that with Ecozone Chairman Christopher Lawrence Arnuco.  they are studying the MOA into final stage for signing.

The MOA signing of MOA with Zamboanga Ecozone is a first in the country. Among the important things that will be established in the extension office are the application and renewal of driver license and issuance of student permits and application/ renewal of motorvehicle registration and motorvehicle impounding area.

The best is the establishment of Test Driver Track and Road Safety Training Center/ Academy, conduct of Traffic Adjudication Server and Settlement of Aprehension,  all with state-of-the-art facilities.

Abaton said that the planned LTO extension office in Ecozone is to be located on a 9,488square meter lot.

LTO chief Assec. Edgar Galvante has already submitted to the Department of Transportation and Communication a project proposal worth P100 million for the construction of the building and equipment. DOTC in turn will submit the project proposal to the Dept. of Budget and Management for approval.

On the otherhand, Abaton said that implementation of the five-year validity of the driver license will be implemented on October this year.

Meanwhile, Allan E. Macabangkit, Officer in Charge of the Regional  Law Enforcement Division reported to Abaton that his office is encountering problem in impounding motorvehicles mostly public utility vans, PUBs and PUJs because the office has no impounding area.

“We are facing this problem on how to impound colorum  PUVs, PUBs and PUJs. Our office has no impounding area. We can not fully enforce the anti- colorum because of this problem,” Macabangkit said. — Allen Abastillas